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Featured events

Past event
This is the sixteenth in a series of lectures and debates being organised by the CIOT and the IFS to promote debate among policy-makers, opinion-formers and the wider tax and economics communities on the future of the UK and international tax systems.
Upcoming event
Finding a solution to the growing adult social care crisis in England is increasingly recognised as a top priority for the next government. The Health Foundation is hosting a breakfast seminar on Thursday 21 November at which the options for reforming the adult social care system will be set out by leading social care and economic experts.
Upcoming event
At this public event, the directors of three of the UK’s most trusted and respected independent bodies will talk about what has been promised in this election campaign, what challenges will face the new government (whatever its complexion), and where next for Brexit.
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Upcoming events

Today's event
Topics will include earnings and wage risk over the business cycle, hours of work choices, intergenerational altruism, wealth inequality, pension reform, macroeconomic impact of migration.
Upcoming event
Finding a solution to the growing adult social care crisis in England is increasingly recognised as a top priority for the next government. The Health Foundation is hosting a breakfast seminar on Thursday 21 November at which the options for reforming the adult social care system will be set out by leading social care and economic experts.

Past events

Past event
In this online webinar, IFS Research Economist Ben Zaranko will be looking at the economics of healthcare and social insurance, answering questions such as how and why do countries differ in how they provide health care, and why can’t we just leave it to the market?
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How much will you really pay for university? Does that depend on where and what you study? Are there any alternative ways to fund higher education? And how would these affect what the education system should be trying to achieve? This IFS Public Talk will be given by Jack Britton, Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and will give an economist's perspective on the ongoing tuition fee debate.
Past event
At this event, speakers will set out what we know, and what we need to know, about the very rich in the UK. Using a mixture of data from household surveys and data from tax authorities, the speakers will look at trends in the share of national income that goes to very high earners, the characteristics of those at the top of the income distribution, the importance of income from capital gains, and what we know about wealth inequality.
Past event
In this online webinar, IFS Research Economist Agnes Norris Keiller will be looking at the economics of income inequality, answering questions such as how is inequality changing, and what are the tradeoffs in achieving a more equal society?
Past event
In this online webinar, IFS Research Economist David Sturrock will be looking at the economics of pensions and the ageing population, answering questions such as how will changing demographics affect public pensions, and what can the government do about it?
Past event
This IFS Public Talk, jointly organised with the University of Manchester and part of the 2019 ESRC Festival of Social Science, will be given by George Stoye, Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and will give an economist's perspective on how we, as a country, can pay for our health and social care system.
Past event
In this online webinar, IFS Research Economist Rebekah Stroud will be looking at the economics of "sin taxes", answering questions such as how high or low should these taxes be, and who bears the burden of them?
Past event
The 2010s have seen councils have to adapt to big changes to their funding. As we approach a new decade and a further set of funding reforms, IFS researchers will be releasing their first annual report on local government revenue and spending issues, supported by our Local Government Finance and Devolution Consortium.
Past event
This is the sixteenth in a series of lectures and debates being organised by the CIOT and the IFS to promote debate among policy-makers, opinion-formers and the wider tax and economics communities on the future of the UK and international tax systems.